Speaking Out +

Driving Change

For Children

The 87th Texas Legislature is now in Session!

Children at Risk advocates are hard at work with legislators and community leaders across Texas to drive change this legislative session. Visit our advocacy action center to find our current legislative resources and bill watchlist.

What We Do

Data & Research

We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations. 

Policy Advocacy

Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers. 


We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action. 

Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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The Latest from C@R

Texas Business Leaders Show Support for Child Care Industry

Texas Business Leaders Show Support for Child Care Industry

Over 50 business leaders from across Texas have signed a letter to Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, and Speaker Phelan, to pass critical legislation this session that protects child care providers, increases access to quality child care and early learning for...

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COVID-19 Related Child Care Closures

COVID-19 Related Child Care Closures

Child care centers, already some of the most economically vulnerable businesses in Texas, provide an essential service to working families and critical early educaation for young children. Throughout the pandemic, permanent, temporary, and extended closures have left...

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Upcoming Events



Inequities in Texas Border Communities: A Public Health Summit

During this public health summit, experts in food inequity, education, infectious diseases, and public policy will address the very specific challenges border cities face and will end with a call to action #ForChildren.  Learn More